Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar qualified for the WPT Chile Open final last night, but it was tough. Rodri Ovide's players, led in the first set by Delfi Brea and Sofia Araujo, believed they had done the most complicated by coming back to the score and winning the first set tie-break.

In the process, the world No. 2 started the second set with a bang, taking the opposing service to lead 4/1. But that's when Argentina and Portugal, ranked 18th and 20th in the world respectively, would rebel. Faced with a Sofia Araujo no longer committing faults and a Delfi Brea playing on cloud nine, Salazar and Triay let doubt settle in and lost the trifle of seven consecutive games.

After a second won 6/4, the outsiders broke away in the 3rd, leading 2-0.

Araujo and Brea believed it

Seeming to be adrift, Gemma Triay and Ale Salazar had to dig deep into their resources to come back, pick up the score and – in the fight – clinch another decisive game against pugnacious opponents. The latter even had a match point at 5/4, but the punto de oro was concluded by Gemma, with a furious smash. Then, in the tie break, after more than three hours of play, experience spoke and allowed the favorites to propel themselves into the final (7/6 4/6 7/6). But Brea and Araujo delivered an exceptional match.

This Sunday, Salazar and Triay will be opposed to the surprise of this Chile Open among the ladies: Jessica Castello and Claudia Jensen, who yesterday dominated Lucia Sainz and Aranzazu Osoro 7/6 7/6.

A match to follow from 21 p.m. (17 p.m. in Chile), which can be followed on WorldPadelTowerTV. This final will be followed by the men's final, visible in France on the antennas of Canal +.

After 40 years of tennis, Jérôme falls into the pot of padel in 2018. Since then, he thinks about it every morning while shaving… but never shaves pala in hand! Journalist in Alsace, he has no other ambition than to share his passion with you, whether you speak French, Italian, Spanish or English.